Oceanography Minor

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The minor in oceanography is available to all students in the University interested in obtaining a broad background in oceanography. The minor consists of a minimum of five courses with grades of C (2.00) or better and no pass/fail courses. No more than 8 major requirement credits may be used. All courses in the program are selected in consultation with the oceanography minor adviser, Dr. Jamie Pringle, (603) 862-5000, jpringle@unh.edu. Students must complete an Intent to Minor form no later than their junior year. Forms can be picked up in the Earth Sciences departmental office, 214 James Hall.

Required Courses
ESCI 501Introduction to Oceanography4
Select two of the following:6-8
Biological Oceanography
Chemical Oceanography
Introductory Physical Oceanography
Geological Oceanography
Select two of the following: 16-8
Marine Estuarine and Freshwater Biology: Freshmen Seminar
Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Marine Biology
Evolution and Marine Diversity
Marine Mammal Biology
Introduction to Marine Botany
Ecology and Marine Environment
Sustainable Marine Fisheries
Marine Phycology
Marine Ecology
Anatomy and Function of Marine Vertebrates
Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control
Coastal Engineering and Processes
Beaches and Coasts
Introduction to Climate
Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
Aqueous Geochemistry
Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping
Ocean Instrumentation Lab
Estuarine and Coastal Modeling
Introduction to Ocean Engineering
Ocean Measurements Lab
Ocean Hydrodynamics
Ocean Waves and Tides
Coastal Engineering and Processes
Marine Resource Economics
Undergraduate Ocean Research Project
Principles of Aquaculture
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
Aquatic Invasive Species
Fisheries Biology
Physiology of Fish
Biological Oceanography
Total Credits16-20

Or a suitable substitute approved by the minor advisor (at least one of these courses should be in the biological sciences).